Daily Bowl thrives because of the network of like-minded people and organizations that partner with us in our higher purpose of ending hunger. We are always looking for volunteers who can help us with our operations. We connect with donors who can provide us with food rather than letting it go to waste, and we seek strong agency partnerships to feed the hungry. Our role is to get nutritious food from point A to point B. Call our executive director, Paddy Iyer, to see how we might work together– (510) 599-6457

Food Donations

Because of FDA regulations, we only accept fresh food and meals that have been prepared in a professional kitchen. Fruit and produce that are edible and nutritious are very welcome, such as from a farmers’ market or grocery store. We also accept meals and food prepared in institutional kitchens, such as hospitals and schools.

Affiliate an Agency or Food Bank

After we glean excess food that would otherwise go to waste, we deliver it immediately to agencies that use it to feed the hungry. Food must be used before spoilage occurs. We work with some amazing nonprofits and places of worship in the East Bay who receive our food and get it straight to those who need it.


Would you like to help reduce hunger and feed the community? Do you hate food waste and like going green? Volunteering with Daily Bowl means:

  • Weekday shifts are two to three hours, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Monday to Friday.
  • Sunday shifts are four hours, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM,
  • Pick-up and delivery volunteers must be physically able to lift crates of produce and bags of food.
  • Van drivers must have a good driving record.
  • We also need help with bookkeeping and clerical work.

Volunteers keep Daily Bowl afloat. Let us know how you’d like to help!